This is a recipe I recently came up with. I love salads of all kinds... crab salad, Cobb salad, cauliflower salad, seven layer salad, tuna salad, etc. etc. etc. and now I love this salad!! I pretty much make it every other week and eat it for lunch most days. These are the ingredients I typically put in it, but you can leave out what you don't like or put in anything you do. I normally use feta but wanted to switch it up a bit and try fresh mozzarella. I also used couscous this time but sometimes I use quinoa.
The dressing I mix into this salad is my go to dressing for every salad I make. People love it! You can find the recipe HERE.
1 Box Roasted Garlic and Olive Oil Couscous prepared or 2 cups cooked Quinoa
1 can black beans rinsed and drained
1 cucumber diced with skin on (remove seeds)
1 red bell pepper diced
1 cup sliced cherry tomatoes
1 container of crumbled feta cheese or chopped fresh mozzarella
2-3 green onions chopped
1/4 to 1/2 cups of Vinagrette (recipe HERE)
Mix all ingredients together in large bowl and stir with spatula. Pour into decorative bowl and garnish with chopped green onions and whole cherry tomatoes. Serve as a side dish or seal in plastic conatiner and refrigerate. I typically add a little more dressing after its been in fridge.